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Windows 7: Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection

03 May 2010   #11
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
I shall rephrase for better understanding.

The best of the best. VB100

"That" settles it.

For those of you useing free alternatives and/or Norton, you are at risk.

Argue away.



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03 May 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I use a free AV (MSE), and it has worked well for me.

Of course, Common Sense is a necessary addition to any AV.
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03 May 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
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Thanks for posting the report. Very useful information. If i'm not mistaken according to the graph of missed samples Avast is the best free anti virus software. Or was there some other free av software that scored higher? Because i then may want to switch
Those were the paid versions they tested - not the free. I have seen other tests were the free versions come out lower than the same paid program.
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03 May 2010   #14
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for posting the report. Very useful information. If i'm not mistaken according to the graph of missed samples Avast is the best free anti virus software. Or was there some other free av software that scored higher? Because i then may want to switch
Those were the paid versions they tested - not the free. I have seen other tests were the free versions come out lower than the same paid program.
The report says Avast! Free.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
I shall rephrase for better understanding.

The best of the best. VB100

"That" settles it.

For those of you useing free alternatives and/or Norton, you are at risk.

Argue away.
Exactly my thought.
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03 May 2010   #15
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
You pay for ESET.

And thats the best.

Pretty much settles that.
I shall rephrase for better understanding.

The best of the best. VB100

"That" settles it.

For those of you useing free alternatives and/or Norton, you are at risk.

Argue away.
^Your previous post was far more thoughtful -- which I agreed with

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
Layerd security is the only way that insures you are protected.

ESET smart security
IOBIT
Malwarebytes
A Squared
Superantispyware

Nothing gets through.

I do use the paid versions of IOBIT, A Squared and Malwarebytes. The extera realtime protection is what helps the most.
Absolutely agree about layered protection -- I really should think of investing in the paid-for version of Malwarebytes; it's a minimal outlay really
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03 May 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
The report says Avast! Free.
You are right. I was confusing with AVG and Avira. Have to read instead of relying on your memory - LOL. But for a free AV program, Avast has a very good score.
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03 May 2010   #17
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I use a free AV (MSE), and it has worked well for me.

Of course, Common Sense is a necessary addition to any AV.
and we have a winner!!!
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03 May 2010   #18
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

"Common Sense" as Jonathan_King pointed out, goes with both free and paid for anti-virus programs.
There isn't one anti-virus program out there, that will ever help your brain
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03 May 2010   #19
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

...that's the problem with viruses -- they always have the potential to fry your brain/
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03 May 2010   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

WHS thanks for posting that AV comparison...good stuff....

Edit: .....needed to refresh. saw other posts....
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